OEA members and Ohio’s public schools face critical challenges this General Assembly. The Governor recently released his biennial budget proposal, which includes a new school funding formula, the statewide expansion of vouchers and a massive income tax cut that mostly benefits wealthy Ohioans and drains $4.3 billion from much-needed state revenue.
Now more than ever you must make sure your voice is heard! Member Lobby Days provide an opportunity to meet with state legislators to discuss key issues that impact you directly.
The first member lobby day of this General Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. To RSVP, please email Julie Parsley at firstname.lastname@example.org. A briefing from OEA’s lobbyists will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Media Center at OEA Headquarters (225 East Broad Street, Columbus, 43215). Parking is available at nearby surface lots, in the parking garage just south of the OEA building or on the street at parking meters. Please be sure to schedule a meeting with your legislators prior to attending lobby day. Contact information for members of the House and Senate can be found by going to www.legislature.state.oh.us.
If you can’t make it for the March 20th Lobby Day, others dates have been scheduled and are listed below.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
For more information on participating in OEA Member Lobby Days, please contact OEA Government Relations at 1-800-282-1500.